Our goal is simple; To help our students reach theirs.

The philosophy of the Department of Special Services, in accordance with current rules and regulations, is to educate each special education student in the least restrictive environment. Thus, a Child Study Team decision is the basis for evaluation and placement of any student in the Mount Olive Township School District. Program placement options include Mainstream courses, In-class support, Resource Center including Study Skills, and Self Contained.

Lisa Schleer
Director of Special Services
973-691-4008 ext 8400

Sharon Staszak
District Supervisor of Special Services
973-691-4008 EXT. 8415

Child Study Team Members:

Ms. Melissa Efremoski, MSW, CSSW -Social Worker

Ms. Kelly Galligan,MSW- Social Worker

Mr. Julian Johnson, MSW - Social Worker

Hope McDonald, MSW - Social Worker

Ms. Debbie Protter, Psy.D.-School Psychologist

Ms. Amanda Romano- Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

Special Education Teaching Staff

Ms. Dawn Mireski, Student Achievement Team Leader

Ms. Carol Atsma

Mr. Michael Behre

Mr. Christopher Bosch

Mr. Derek DePascale

Mr. Ian Eilbacher

Ms. Nancy Gilbert

Mr. Dave Givler

Ms. Kathy Givler

Ms. Melissa Grosenstein

Ms. Ann Hartig

Ms. Janice Jerger

Ms. Deborah McKee

Ms. Pamela Molfetto

Ms. Maribeth Paoli

Ms.Laura Wengel

Levels of Academic Support :

Self-Contained classes

The Self-Contained Program is designed to provide special education students the maximum amount of support with the smallest class size. The classes are designed to develop those skills and competencies which are critical to successful independent functioning in the home, the school, and in the work setting. The overall goal of this program is to promote independence in the adult community.

Resource Center classes

When it is determined that a special education student needs additional support and/or more individualized instruction with modifications, the student may be placed in Resource Center classes. This program utilizes the mainstream course curriculum and is presented by Special Services department teachers.

In-class support

The in-class support program places special education students in mainstream classes, with the inclusion of a Special Services department teacher in the room for support. This teacher works in conjunction with the mainstream teacher to present material in various ways and to assist in adapting lessons to the special educaiton students.

Mainstream classes

Often times special education students excel in their academic work and need a minimum amount of support. These students are placed in mainstream classes but continue to be monitored by Special Services department personnel.

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